Alley Sweeper?

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by bdcorrigan, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. bdcorrigan

    bdcorrigan Been here awhile

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    Any news on the Alley Sweeper this spring. I know it is early but a brother has to plan.
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  2. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    It's usually late March/early April. Nothing on the SFRC site.
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  3. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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    We rode up from Albany last year, picking up riders at several locations. It was a real hoot, hope to ride the alleys again.

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    Here's a meet-up in Woodburn area on the way to Alley Sweeper 2012.

    See you there.
    Dave
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  4. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    It won't be announced (for good reasons) until a couple of weeks before the event.

    But the alley's and unimproved roads are there for our enjoyment all year around :wink:
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  5. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    ive seen great posts about this event in the past....how "legal" does a bike need to be to participate?

    Mike
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  6. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    it's certainly a fungible term. If there's a license plate on it you're probably fine. Not like there's a tech inspection or anything. I bet there are a lot of unplated or "borrowed plate" bikes.
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  7. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Most bikes on the ride follow the letter of the law.

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    Yep, it has a headlight :lol3
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    Hard to see, but that's a trip permit on the number plate
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    Some asshat ran a Honduras plate :lol3
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  8. 81forest

    81forest ADDRider

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    Man this looks like fun. Hope it doesn't conflict with the Desert 100...
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  9. bbagwell

    bbagwell Adventurer

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    Last year was my first year, it was a blast! I plan to make it an annual event for sure.
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  10. tblume

    tblume Long timer

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    best reply ever...
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  11. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I'll add a couple.

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    And if your bike should need any work, don't worry. They will have a shop.

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    ... and, an infirmary for those injured, or fatigued.

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  12. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Been meaning to attend one of these years!
    My Elsinore will have a plate on it by then!
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  13. darnold87

    darnold87 Been here awhile

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    Love this annual ride...

    And hopefull that the ramp is placed somewhere along the route again!

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  14. MrBracket

    MrBracket Been here awhile

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    Tdub's make most excellent alley sweepers! Nice shot!! I'm in!
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  15. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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  16. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    the "12 o'clock boys". Drug runners took to the alleys on dirt bikes to avoid the popo. Then the popo jumped on dirt bikes too.

    It's become part of the culture.

    (I'm only allowed to say popo because I lived in inner-city baltimore).
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  17. darnold87

    darnold87 Been here awhile

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    Bbagwell and I ran a few alleys down in Salem today... :ricky Getting some practice in... :rofl
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  18. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Salem is to Portland as New York is to Ft. Lauderdale.
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  19. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    This one is kinda long but has a couple sections of Alley Sweeper singletrack

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  20. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    That fencepost at 2:06 ripped off my video camera.

    NoPo was kind enough to retrieve it for me.

    Thanks again.
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